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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Our 3 10 bedded dorm rooms are ideal for groups. Group leaders would be accommodated on same corridors in single-double rooms. All with private bathroom.
Breakfast must be included in group bookings. Lunchboxes available. Transport and tours arranged beforehand and at the desk.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Reykjavik Downtown HI Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Offering comfortable and classy accommodation and excellent service at an affordable price, Reykjavik Downtown Hostel is one of the most highly recommended HI Hostels in the world.

The Hostel boasts spacious 4 and 10-bed dorms, all with lockers included, family rooms that accommodate up to 5 persons, and double rooms with shared or private facilities.

It is nestled a stone's throw from the lively harbour area, in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, yet in a quiet residential street.

Most of Reykjavik's attractions are only minutes away, including Harpa concert hall and Hallgrimskirkja church. Reykjavik Downtown Hostel has been an Eco certified place to stay since 2010.

Facilities include free WiFi in all rooms and lounges, free computer access, book exchange, a coffee bar and a fully equipped kitchen and lounge. Our mostly organic breakfast buffet is a good start to the day.

The hostel team is happy to give local advice on services and attractions and arrange your tours for free, including the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, horseback riding, whale watching and all kinds of adventure tours. We also arrange car rentals with free pick up, bike rental and all local transport. Great specials and package deals available. We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours: The reception is open from 05:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 21:00. Other hours : on call service and security.
Self check-in is available for late arrivals - please notify us and we will send you instructions.

You will pay the property in the property's local currency (ISK). The displayed amount (in EUR) is indicative based on the exchange rate at the time of the booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Really nice, modern, spacious and clean hostel right in the centre of town. Bed was super comfy and linen was clean and fresh.
    Scotland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Great location, they kept my bags while I wandered around Reykjavík and waited until check in. Swipe card to get into the dorm room. All the girls in the dorm room were very friendly. Not a party hostel which was perfect for me. Staff were great as well.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2019
    Reykjavik was beautiful and this hostel is right in the downtown area. It was easy to reach anywhere we needed to go and the hostel itself was very nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2019
    This was a very clean and the location was great! The parking was always close and available, for a small price and at certain times free!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Apr 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay. Breakfast selection was great. Location was brilliant
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2019
    It’s a nice hostel. Very close to everything in Reykjavik Downtown. Very friendly and helpful staff. I would stay again
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Mar 2019
    Great service and location, staff very helpful with local knowledge (Viktoria was great!). Will stay again on my next visit. Only thing that let this place down was a lack of social space, there is a small seating area in reception but nowhere to relaxing with fellow travellers. If you plan to be out and about all the time then no issues at all, highly recommended.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    22 Mar 2019
    Great location right in the center of Reykjavik. Super-friendly staff giving tips for your stay. Unfortunately only one toilet and one bathroom on the floor.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Apr 2019
    Good hostel in a good location, close to an airport bus stop, a short walk to the old harbour and into the main part of town. Our 4 bed dorm was spacious and warm, good comfy mattresses and handy charging stations and shelf for belongings etc. Our only complaint would be the attitude of one male staff member, he was very rude and abrupt to us and other guests, and the reception was only open at very particular times. I have never encountered such reluctance to be helpful from a hostel before.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Mar 2019
    One of the cleanest hostel rooms I have ever stayed. Good amount of privacy in the rooms. Very spacious rooms. Good location to downtown. Not very much traveling atmosphere though to meet other travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Iceland

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